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2016

The Trespasser by Tana French was one of the best seller of 2016.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2016.

2014

Fury directed by David Ayer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2014.

2013

Blue Is the Warmest Color directed by Abdellatif Kechiche was one of the most viewed movies released in 2013.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2013.

2012

Red Dawn directed by Dan Bradley was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2012.

2010

Ip Man directed by Wilson Yip was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2010.

2009

Couples Retreat directed by Peter Billingsley was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2009.

2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Live Your Life by T.I.. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, directed by Mark Herman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2008.

2006

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer directed by Tom Tykwer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2006.

2005

Havoc directed by Barbara Kopple was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2005.

2004

Shark Tale directed by Bibo Bergeron was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2004.

2002

The Rules of Attraction directed by Roger Avary was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2002.

2001

Famous people born on this day include Shon Burnett. In that special week people in US were listening to I'm Real by Jennifer Lopez. The Royal Tenenbaums, directed by Wes Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Roses Are Red by James Patterson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2001.

2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alana Smith. In UK Against All Odds by Mariah Carey & Westlife was in the top 5 hits. The Legend of Drunken Master, directed by Chia-Liang Liu, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. The Sky Is Falling by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 2000.

1999

Dogma directed by Kevin Smith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1999.

1998

Famous people born on this day include Gage Bordeaux. In UK Rollercoaster by B*Witched was in the top 5 hits. Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include John Bell (Scottish actor). In that special week people in US were listening to Candle In The Wind 1997 by Elton John. Bean, directed by Mel Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Adam Cianciarulo. In that special week people in US were listening to Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio. Sleepers, directed by Barry Levinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. The Last Don by Mario Puzo was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Zhenwei Wang. In that special week people in US were listening to Fantasy by Mariah Carey. Mallrats, directed by Kevin Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1995.

1994

Famous people born on this day include Brennan Clost. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men. Little Giants, directed by Duwayne Dunham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1994. Couplehood by Paul Reiser was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1994.

1993

Famous people born on this day include Hunter King. In UK Boom! Shake The Room by Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince was in the top 5 hits. The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Selick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mattia De Sciglio. In UK End Of The Road by Boyz II Men was in the top 5 hits. A River Runs Through It, directed by Robert Redford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. The Pelican Brief by John Grisham was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1992.

1991

Frankie and Johnny directed by Garry Marshall was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Galadriel Stineman. In that special week people in US were listening to I Don't Have The Heart by James Ingram. Akira, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Yanina Wickmayer. In that special week people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson. Look Who's Talking, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Foucault'S Pendulum by Umberto Eco was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1989.

1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Candice Swanepoel. In UK One Moment In Time by Whitney Houston was in the top 5 hits. The Accused, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Tracks by Louise Erdrich was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1988.

1987

Famous people born on this day include Borgore . In UK You Win Again by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Near Dark, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987. Hot Flashes by Barbara Raskin was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1987.

1986

Famous people born on this day include Elyse Taylor. In that special week people in US were listening to When I Think Of You by Janet Jackson. The Color of Money, directed by Martin Scorsese, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. Roger'S Version by John Updike was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1986.

1985

Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Freeman. In that special week people in US were listening to Take On Me by A-Ha. Re-Animator, directed by Stuart Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. The Fourth Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1985.

1984

Famous people born on this day include Florent Sinama-Pongolle. In UK I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder was in the top 5 hits. Blood Simple., directed by Joel Coen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Moses The Kitten by James Herriot was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1984.

1983

Famous people born on this day include Alona Tal. In UK Karma Chameleon by Culture Club was in the top 5 hits. Never Cry Wolf, directed by Carroll Ballard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. Return Of The Jedi by Joan D. Vinge was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1983.

1982

Famous people born on this day include Ana Mihajlovski. In that special week people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar. Stalker, directed by Andrey Tarkovskiy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook by William Kotzwinkle was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1982.

1981

Famous people born on this day include Dimitris Papadopoulos. In UK It's My Party by Dave Stewart With Barbara Gaskin was in the top 5 hits. The Evil Dead, directed by Sam Raimi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Never-Say-Diet Book by Richard Simmons was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1981.

1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Fabrice Jeannet. In UK Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police was in the top 5 hits. Somewhere in Time, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Craig Claiborne'S Gourmet Diet by Craig Claiborne with Pierre Franey was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1980.

1979

Famous people born on this day include John Krasinski. In UK Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles was in the top 5 hits. ...And Justice for All., directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. Broca'S Brain by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1979.

1978

Famous people born on this day include Jamie Martz. In that special week people in US were listening to Kiss You All Over by Exile. Midnight Express, directed by Alan Parker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. On TV people were watching Treasure Island.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1978.

1977

Famous people born on this day include Sam Witwer. In that special week people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. Looking for Mr. Goodbar, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. Monty by Robert LaGuardia was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1977.

1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ashlee Levitch. In UK Mississippi by Pussycat was in the top 5 hits. Car Wash, directed by Michael Schultz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. Dolores by Jacqueline Susann was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1976.

1975

Famous people born on this day include Olivier Sarraméa. In that special week people in US were listening to Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka. Rooster Cogburn, directed by Stuart Millar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Money by John Kenneth Galbraith was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1975.

1974

Famous people born on this day include Jerald Honeycutt. In that special week people in US were listening to Nothing From Nothing by Billy Preston. The Odessa File, directed by Ronald Neame, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The House Of A Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1974.

1973

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rodrigo Faro. In that special week people in US were listening to Angie by The Rolling Stones. Charley Varrick, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Salamander by Morris L. West was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1973.

1972

Famous people born on this day include Michael Condrey. In that special week people in US were listening to My Ding-A-Ling by Chuck Berry. Boot Hill, directed by Giuseppe Colizzi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. O Jerusalem! by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1972.

1971

Famous people born on this day include Snoop Dogg. In that special week people in US were listening to Maggie May by Rod Stewart. Murmur of the Heart, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971. Theirs Was The Kingdom by R.F. Delderfield was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1971.

1970

Famous people born on this day include Frédérique Courtadon. In that special week people in US were listening to I'll Be There by Jackson 5. The Baby Maker, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1970.

1969

Famous people born on this day include Juan González (baseball). In that special week people in US were listening to I Can't Get Next To You by The Temptations. Battle of Britain, directed by Guy Hamilton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1969. The House On The Strand by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1969.

1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Donna Morrissey. In UK Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkin was in the top 5 hits. Bullitt, directed by Peter Yates, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Case Against Congress by Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1968.

1967

Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth Carling. In UK Massachusetts by The Bee Gees was in the top 5 hits. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple, directed by Hiroshi Inagaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. Happiness Is A Stock That Doubles In A Year by Ira U. Cobleigh was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1967.

1966

Famous people born on this day include Stefan Raab. In that special week people in US were listening to Reach Out I'll Be There by Four Tops. The Fortune Cookie, directed by Billy Wilder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1966. The Search For Amelia Earhart by Fred Goerner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1966.

1965

Famous people born on this day include William Zabka. In that special week people in US were listening to Yesterday by The Beatles. The Cincinnati Kid, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. On TV people were watching John Klings Abenteuer.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Kamala Harris. In UK Oh Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison was in the top 5 hits. Send Me No Flowers, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. A Tribute To John F. Kennedy by Pierre Salinger and Sander Vanocur was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1964.

1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sonia Dubois. In UK Do You Love Me? by Brian Poole & The Tremeloes was in the top 5 hits. Tom Jones, directed by Tony Richardson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. I Owe Russia $1200 by Bob Hope was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1963.

1962

Famous people born on this day include François Vannson. In UK Telstar by The Tornados was in the top 5 hits. Lola, directed by Jacques Demy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Thin Red Line by James Jones was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1962.

1961

Famous people born on this day include Ian Rush. In UK Walking Back To Happiness by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. West Side Story, directed by Jerome Robbins, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1961.

1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lepa Brena. In UK Tell Laura I Love Her by Ricky Valance was in the top 5 hits. Midnight Lace, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Water Of Life by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1960.

1959

Famous people born on this day include Mark Little. In UK Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin was in the top 5 hits. Pillow Talk, directed by Michael Gordon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959. The Art Of Llewellyn Jones by Paul Hyde Bonner was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1959.

1958

Famous people born on this day include Viggo Mortensen. In UK Stupid Cupid / Carolina Moon by Connie Francis was in the top 5 hits. The Seventh Seal, directed by Ingmar Bergman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Bramble Bush by Charles Mergendahl was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1958.

1957

Famous people born on this day include Jane Bonham-Carter. In UK Diana by Paul Anka was in the top 5 hits. Jailhouse Rock, directed by Richard Thorpe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Stay Alive All Your Life by Norman Vincent Peale was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1957.

1956

Around the World in Eighty Days directed by Michael Anderson was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1956.

1955

Famous people born on this day include Thomas Newman. In UK The Man From Laramie by Jimmy Young was in the top 5 hits. Oklahoma!, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955. A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1955.

1954

Famous people born on this day include Steve Orich. In UK Hold My Hand by Don Cornell was in the top 5 hits. White Christmas, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. The Royal Box by Frances Parkinson Keyes was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1954.

1953

The Big Heat directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1953.

1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Victoria Settembrino. The Flowers of St. Francis, directed by Roberto Rossellini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. The Houses In Between by Howard Spring was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1952.

1951

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel directed by Henry Hathaway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1951.

1950

Dark City directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1950.

1949

Roseanna McCoy directed by Irving Reis was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1949.

1948

The Three Musketeers directed by George Sidney was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1948.

1947

Nightmare Alley directed by Edmund Goulding was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1947.

1946

The Dark Mirror directed by Robert Siodmak was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1946.

1945

Blithe Spirit directed by David Lean was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1945.

1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nalin de Silva. None But the Lonely Heart, directed by Clifford Odets, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. On TV people were watching Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1944.

1943

Lassie Come Home directed by Fred M. Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1943.

1942

In Which We Serve directed by Noel Coward was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1942.

1941

The Devil and Daniel Webster directed by William Dieterle was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1941.

1940

Christmas in July directed by Preston Sturges was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1940.

1939

At the Circus directed by Edward Buzzell was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1939.

1938

Listen, Darling directed by Edwin L. Marin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1938.

1937

Heidi directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1937.

1936

The Charge of the Light Brigade directed by Michael Curtiz was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1936.

1935

Hands Across the Table directed by Mitchell Leisen was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1935.

1934

The Gay Divorcee directed by Mark Sandrich was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1934.

1933

Riders of Destiny directed by Robert N. Bradbury was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1933.

1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Michael McClure. The Old Dark House, directed by James Whale, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. On TV people were watching Talkie Songs.
But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1932.

1930

The Doorway to Hell directed by Archie Mayo was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1930.

1929

Applause directed by Rouben Mamoulian was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1929.

1928

Kriemhild's Revenge directed by Fritz Lang was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1928.

1927

The Jazz Singer directed by Alan Crosland was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1927.

1926

The Great K & A Train Robbery directed by Lewis Seiler was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1926.

1925

Little Annie Rooney directed by William Beaudine was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1925.

1924

The Navigator directed by Donald Crisp was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1924.

1923

A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1923.

1922

Robin Hood directed by Allan Dwan was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1922.

1921

I Accuse directed by Abel Gance was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1921.

1919

The Dragon Painter directed by William Worthington was one of the most viewed movies released in 1919.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1919.

1918

Shoulder Arms directed by Charles Chaplin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1918.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1918.

1917

Seven Keys to Baldpate directed by Hugh Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1917.

1916

The Return of Draw Egan directed by William S. Hart was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1916.

1915

The Coward directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1915.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1915.

1914

The New Wizard of Oz directed by L. Frank Baum was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1914.

1913

The Debt of Honor directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1913.

1912

From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth directed by Sidney Olcott was one of the most viewed movies released in 1912.

But much more happened, find out here: 20 October 1912.